Netherlands rubbishes Venezuelan accusation

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The Dutch Defence Ministry has dismissed Venezuelan claims that Dutch air force planes have illegally entered Venezuelan airspace three times this month.

A spokesman said: "This is nonsense. No Dutch Royal Air Force planes have been inside Venezuelan airspace. Not even close."

The Venezuelan government has condemned what it calls "these provocations, which conflict totally with the spirit of neighbourliness which should exist between bordering countries."

The islands of the Netherlands Antilles, which form part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are situated not far from the Venezuelan coast.


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